Make an image of a defect DVD / CD on OSX?

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  1. Thor774 macrumors regular

    Thor774

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    Hello

    One of the DVDs my kids love more has got damaged after several months of intense use. The disk refuses to play now on our DVD player but it still plays on my MBP.

    I was thinking in making a copy for savaging the film and tried to make an image with Disk Utility, a process that ended badly with a error. Most probably the utility got stuck in a bad sector / scratch and could not ignore it and continue ripping the disk.

    On Windows I have used programs like CloneCD that can ignore and jump over damaged sectors making possible a backup even if a disk is damaged but I have not found a similar utility on the Mac side.

    Any recommendation will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Not to sound by any means sarcastic but why not simply buy another copy of the DVD? The cost probably is less than getting new software for your Mac to make a copy.

    Cloning a copyrighted disc is illegal

    btw, you might want to look at MakeMKV and Toast CD/DVD burning software.
     
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    hmm, might be a broad brush. But that's a good point that the disk itself is damaged (different kind of damage than HDD sector damage), and to repair it with a scratch removal tool might very well be more expensive than purchasing another copy of the movie.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ and to repair it with a scratch removal tool might very well be more expensive than purchasing another copy of the movie. ]]

    As odd as it may seem, I've heard reports of folks using ordinary toothpaste to polish the surface of a damaged CD or DVD...
     
  5. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a CD-repair kit that has worked in other disks but this time it didn't help.

    The cost of replacing the disk here where I live would be something like US$50. They are really expensive here.

    It's a pity that an utility like this doesn't exist for OSX. It is a PITA to have to install Windows via bootcamp just for running things like Alcohol 120% or CloneCD. I was maybe thinking on a VM as a solution using VMWare or Parallels but I am not sure if these programs will get the level of hardware access they need from inside a virtual machine.
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Can you use disk utility and create ISO file of the CD / DVD?
     
  7. kwiky macrumors member

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    download handbrake + libdvdcss and you can make a backup copy.
     
  8. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can't. Disk Utility just throws an error after some time working because the disk appears to have physical problems.

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    Tried with just handbrake and I also got an error like in disk util.

    Sorry for the double post but I am on an iPhone and it's difficult to multi quote from iOS.
     
  9. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

    Thor774

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    Bump.

    I am still looking. Doesn't this kind of utility exist on OSX?

    I can see that Windows still has an edge over OSX for some special software needs. Maybe bootcamp is going to be the only answer.

    Where I am located you are entitled by the law to make ONE copy of your own movies for backup purposes, and utilities like CloneCD and Alcohol 120% are completely legal. Maybe in your country of residence this is illegal, but it does not mean that it is like that everywhere else.
     
  10. tuthill macrumors member

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    Surely you have at least one friend/relative/acquaintance who would let you use their Windows machine for an hour or two????
     
  11. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    The error is because the disk is copy protected. Get the library they told you to in the first instance and try again.
     
  12. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have Windows available on several places. I was just expecting to find a solution that works inside OSX.
     
  13. tuthill macrumors member

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    This is one area where more, and better in some cases, software is available in Windows. I keep a Windows laptop handy for dvd archiving. I have AnyDVD installed so I'm still able to use DVD Decryptor for decryption. I also use DVD2One in order to get things onto one DVD if necessary (and DVD2One is also available in OS X format).
     
  14. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Use wine to run application if you don't want to bother installing bootcamp.
     
  15. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the idea. Wine is an excellent peace of software but I doubt it permits the kind of hardware access that a program like CloneCD or Alcohol 120% needs. It is the same as running these from a virtual machine on Parallels or Vmware Fusion. I will try this when I have time and will report back.

    I have already made a backup copy of this DVD on a Windows 7 machine at work using Alcohol 120%, but will continue searching for a capable solution in OSX.

    It appears that DVDFab can do this on Mac. I will have to test. Their DVDFab HD Decrypter is free and can be configured to skip bad sectors on scratched discs http://www.dvdfab.cn/hd-decrypter-for-mac.htm.
     
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  17. tuthill macrumors member

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    Have you tried Mac DVD Ripper Pro?

    http://www.macdvdripperpro.com
     
  18. pezdaddy macrumors member

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    Have you looked at Rip It?

    http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/
     
  19. kaioshade macrumors regular

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    For recovering damaged media, ddrescue is my go to for that task. You have to compile from source, but if you still want it, i can upload a precompiled binary.
     
  20. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Not odd at all. Toothpaste is a very nice fine polish; not Simichrome by any stretch but it will do in a pinch. Leaves things minty fresh as well.

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    While I have not run such software in Wine they (Clone DVD, Any DVD, DVD Catalyst) work fine in Parallels.
     

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